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Jan 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
. worship was a key part of the day for the first family today. president and mrs. obama attended services with their daughters at the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church. they celebrated slain civil rights leader, reverend martin luther king jr. at one of the most historic churches in washington. and tomorrow is of course, the main event. some 800,000 people expected to pack the west front of the capitol to watch president obama publicly take his oath of office. the president has already started his second term, he took the oath earlier today in an intimate swearing-in ceremony in the blue room of the white house. i want you to take a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, prote
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
last girls' night out of the first term. mrs. obama and her daughters sasha and malia attended the children's concert. an event put together at the request of the first lady for kids with parents in the military. >> when i think about who we are. when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> working with military families, fighting childhood obesity and mentoring at-risk kids in washington, d.c., were the signature causes of mrs. obama's first term in the white house. cnn has learned she has been working on a second-term agenda since december and she may pick up a new cause. valerie jarrett, a top adviser to the president, a long-time friend to the first couple. >> she will take on issues that she cares passionately about. she wants to make sure her heart is in it and she can give it the energy she deserves. >> reporter: but the first lady's top priority is her family. >> at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. my daughters are still the heart
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the president in the wake of the connecticut shootings. in addition to that, though, a white house official confirming that the president will also be joined with some newtown families, families impacted by the newtown shootings at this event here today. so, clearly this is an effort by the white house
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 4:30am PST
have focused heavily on foreign policy. and now that mr. obama has begun the job of replacing his outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have some new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> and next hour, we take a closer look at the issues that will likely define president obama's second term. >>> randi, what's coming up next? >> we have a whole lot still ahead, victor. she set fashion trends four years ago when president obama was sworn into office, so what will michelle obama wear to this weekend's inaugural events? we'll have a look at the first lady's fashion, coming up. >>> i think that there's no more higher purpose right now than to take care of folks, put themselves in harm's way, protect our freedoms. >> more than half a million folks have done more than one tour. that's a tremendous emotional and physical burden we've put on our folks that's totally unprecedented. >> we're acknowledging that people are always going to have some effect. we just want them to be able to be better at making that tr
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Jan 19, 2013 1:30pm PST
there's a lot less pressure all the way around. but i do have a piece of advice for mrs. obama. not that she's asked me for any of it. but one of the other sort of opportunities a first lady has is she can use what we call the unofficial sphere or the social sphere of parties and events to build community. and that capacity for the first lady goes back to our first first lady in many ways, dolly madson. and it's kind of felting we're talking about the first lady on the inauguration weekend since the very sort of first inaugural ball we think about was held in dolly madison's honor. what dolly madison showed in washington, you can use those parties and social events to build political community. so, again, no one has asked me, but i would give mrs. obama the advice, give a lot more parties and invite everybody. >> and kathryn, you were looking at pictures there, she certainly is a fashionista. nancy reagan was a fashionista and you're talking about dolly madison. how do you compare michelle obama to her most recent predecessors, laura bush, and secretary of state hillary clinton? >>
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
. jackie had hers. i think mrs. obama looked absolutely stunning in that red dress. i really did. what do you think? >> i have to be honest, i'm surprised and not surprised. i disagree with the fact that i think mrs. obama has really champions different designers and given everyone an opportunity. i thought this was a greatphletfirm for her to really sort of debut a new name, but at the same time, michelle always knew exactly what works for her, and she's doing it again. >> only two inaugural balls. and she's gone for the tried and tested and safe guy who has designed, again, i think, like last time, a stunning dress. and in the end, that's all that matters. we'll all be jabbering away for days, well, she should have given someone else a chance. she knows because she's smart about her fashion, every magazine cover in the world right now is switching to that red dress, and it's going to go down very, very well. i defy anyone to look at it and say that isn't a great choice. >> it's fantastic. it enhanced every feature she's known for, the cross halter, her shoulders, her back, and
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
mrs. obama looked absolutely stunning in that red dress. i really did. what do you think? >> i have to be honest, i'm surprised and not surprised. i disagree with the fact that i think mrs. obama has really champions different designers and given everyone an opportunity. i thought this was a greatphletfirm for her to really sort of debut a new name, but at the same time, michelle always knew exactly what works for her, and she's doing it again. >> only two inaugural balls. and she's gone for the tried and tested and safe guy who has designed, again, i think, like last time, a stunning dress. and in the end, that's all that matters. we'll all be jabbering away for days, well, she should have given someone else a chance. she knows because she's smart about her fashion, every magazine cover in the world right now is switching to that red dress, and it's going to go down very, very well. i defy anyone to look at it and say that isn't a great choice. >> it's fantastic. it enhanced every feature she's known for, the cross halter, her shoulders, her back, and even that sort of lightweight
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
when the ceremony is done, all the parties, mr. obama will still have to deal with the republican led house of representatives, divided government in washington. sharon peter king of new york, the congressman with the best last name in congress, is with us this evening. mr. chairman, it's good to see you. as a republican and a member of a republican caucus that has had its own internal nights in recent days, what can the president do? he's a democrat. you know the partisanship. what can he do to hit a reset button. >> the partisanship is there. from the president's perspective, i think he should not be, i don't know if arrogant is the right word. he won the election. he won it fair and square, to doubt about that, but i think there's been a tone of almost like an imperious tone the last few times. i'm not saying it will guarantee results if he's more outreach and republicans respond. i think he should try it. even independent voters have told me they thought the news conference last week was had too much arrogance and some of his tone. having said that, listen, he had some scars f
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Jan 20, 2013 3:00am PST
second terms have focused heavily on foreign policy and now that mr. obama has begun the job of replacing his outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >>> well, most people who come to washington for president obama's second inauguration are happy just to be able to witness history. >>> but some visitors want a little bit more, like monogrammed pillow cases and a 24-hour butler. who wouldn't want that? you can get it all for a price. we'll tell you about it when we come back. d. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give yo
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
family bible was in illinois at the time. mr. obama used the same bible when he took the oath of office in 2009. the president will be sworn in using what is described as dr. martin luther king's personal bible. it traveled with dr. king when he traveled across our nation. and performing, of course, is an honor. the ultimate honor for any kind of band. repeat performance for the isirettes. this iowa drill team features fancy foot work. they performed for senator obama at a 2000 campaign event, and earned an invitation to his first inauguration. and they say it means a lot to be asked back. >> to be able to do it a second time, that means he understood us on a personal way and it's just -- it's mesmerizing. >> yes, nice to be asked back yet again. and this morning, showing you scenes from washington, d.c., and the astronauts on board the international space station will have this view of the inauguration. the iss crew members captured these images of washington, d.c. yesterday. it shows the potomac, and where the inauguration will be held. coming up, james clyburn will talk about
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, a confident mr. obama appeared comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and he will shall seize it together. >> reporter: the speech was rooted in history and fittingly on this holiday, reverend martin luther king jr.'s dream. >> we hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equal. >> the past made modern with first-time references to climate change, immigration reform and sexual equality. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we committed to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: foreign policy absent from his address, though he heralded the end of a decade of war, and touted the economy. >> the commitments we may teach each other, these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. >> reporter: the president mostly refrained from partisan jabs but appeared to single out his former gop opponent mitt romney with this line.
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
. i mean, certainly mrs. obama is known to wear a lot of young emerging talent and also a lot of established houses in america. she's been a great champion of american fashion design, which i think is in a better place than it's ever been before. american fashion, new york fashion week is one of the most important in the world today. and it's been looked at internationally. it wasn't always like this. >> when you're still a young talent, so you've still got a lot of years ahead of you. congratulations. >> thank you. >> i wish you continued success. great to talk to you. let's get a quick check on other stories we're following. isha is back. with a "360" news and business bulletin. >> a day after president obama mentioned newtown in his inaugural address, the national rival association is weighing in. speaking at an awards event just moments ago, la pierre slamming president obama's proposals for slamming gun violence. >> barack obama is saying the only principled way to make children safe is to make lawful citizens less safe and violent criminals more safe. >> hillary clinton wil
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Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
describes the obamas as a couple, but mrs. obama specifically sort of in a way more in the bubble than she even was she she started this whole journey four years ago, do you think that's the case. in some ways she's recognized that she's got to keep her close friends closer and it's hard to bring people into that bubble with her? >> when she was on the south side of chicago, she loved running errands to target. running errands is a little more difficult. she's very aware of her footprint. a few years ago when she was planning a family vacation out west. she recognized that so were other families. so it might be a huge inveengs to many other families planning vacations to national parks. she senses that. so she does, she does, that they have incredible friends, they do keep friends and family close, special times like tomorrow when so many people can join them, or even more special. >> she was very ambivalent about the president, running for the presidency. she and i sat down and we said very clearly in her interview years ago. has that changed. how has she transitioned into her role to
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's another leastic hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> the new nra ad which i may say i find utterly pathetic. earlier we spoke to the cousins of ashley and they have a website. log on to helpash.org if you want to help. before we go, leave me with an overview of how it has gone tonight. >> it has been a good discussion. something has to happen. i hope the president takes strong measures tomorrow and i hope congress has the courage to back him with the appropriate lesion, although i have my doubt because their past has not been an indication that they will take strong action in the future. i have heard people talk about reality checks. i have been a cop for 42 years. i don't know how many homicide scenes you have been to but i have seen what happens on the street. we are not losing them 26, one or two at a time but every life has value. when you see the carnage on the streets every day. you have to deal with it. >> fascinating debate. thank you v
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
burrville elementary school in northeast washington there. i have to say mrs. obama sporting a little more form than the president painting that bookcase. >> she also has a pair of gloves. maybe he's worried about getting dirty. we lost the shot. that's okay. a lot going on today in the nation's capital. >> service events going on all over the city. with all the things going on, security is extremely tight. some of it you can see, some of it not so obvious. we want to talk to chris lawrence, who's covering this for us live on the national mall. chris, what's being done to secure all these inaugural sites? >> reporter: basically, this is an all hands on deck operation. some is easy to see like the police force, 2,000 to 3,000 other officers that have been pulled in from around the country. there are about 6,000 national guard troops also helping out, and that doesn't even count the federal agents, the fbi and of course the secret service who is running this whole operation. but what you don't see are the cameras. they have literally pulled in cameras from just about every agency that i
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that ad launched yesterday. today the white house called it, quote, repugnant and cowardly. that's for you to decide. it's clear, though, highlighting nra intransigence is part of the political strategy. the new cnn/"time" magazine poll while momentum for change may be starting to fade, 56% now favor an assault weapons ban compared to 62% immediately after newtown. 58% support a ban on extended magazines. last month that was 62%. however, expanded ckground checks remains very popular with 87% supporting checks on gun show purchases. we'll have more on the politics shortly. but first, the personal two takes on what happened at the white house today. lexy haller, the uncle over noah pozner killed along with colin goddard. collin was shot four times in a classroom at virginia tech. i wuas wondering what yo
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Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
cambridge had hers. jackie had hers. i think mrs. obama looked absolutely stunning in that red dress. i really did. what do you think? >> i have to be honest, i'm surprised and not surprised. i disagree with the fact that i think mrs. obama has really champions different designers and given everyone an opportunity. i thought this was a greatphletfirm for her to really sort of debut a new name, but at the same time, michelle always knew exactly what works for her, and she's doing it again. >> only two inaugural balls. and she's gone for the tried and tested and safe guy who has designed, again, i think, like last time, a stunning dress. and in the end, that's all that matters. we'll all be jabbering away for days, well, she should have given someone else a chance. she knows because she's smart about her fashion, every magazine cover in the world right now is switching to that red dress, and it's going to go down very, very well. i defy anyone to look at it and say that isn't a great choice. >> it's fantastic. it enhanced every feature she's known for, the cross halter, her shoulders,
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
thanked vol tors for their service. >> again, we submit that mrs. obama was better at painting than her husband was. she looks much more into it. we are talking about the day of national service on the mall. suzanne malveaux is there where it's all being held. suzanne? >> hey, i'm trying to hear you. we're kind of competing a little bit with they're rallying up the crowd here pop we expect to see a couple of folks here. angela basset who is going to be taking the is taken soon. she is taking the stage right now we understand. we also are going to be hearing from philadelphia mayor nutter who is also going to be talking about the importance of giving back in the community. it's been a lot of passion here. of course, the different organizations that people are signing up to figure out what they can do to help folks in need on this national service day on this summit day. we have seen eva longoria talking about the need to reach out to latino he community. immigration reform is something she has been pushing. she saw the vice president's son beau biden. he serves in the military. he was ta
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
lesbians and a much bolder statement in many ways in mr. obama's governing philosophy from here on out. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal, is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and stone wall, a it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. >> a very big day for the president, for washington, for the country. a very exciting day if you're fascinated by the clash of political ideas. we're going to be looking at the speech as politics and poetry. the day as history and the night as culture. before we do that, let's listen to a little of stevie wonder. ♪ jamming ♪ in the middle of the makings of obama oh jamming ♪ ♪ say it louder ♪ i can't hear you ♪ in the middle of making of obama jamming ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah make some noise ♪ making things better for eve
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama with those famous arms tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns, fitted at the waist and lots of color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit, but a piece of history too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> she dressed the first lady at the swearing in ceremony on inauguration morning. >> i didn't want to dress her for that evening of the ball. i wanted to do the inauguration? >> why. >> because that's the moment that the whole world is apart of. and the whole world was watching. >> which is why this time -- >> some people wanted to know. i thought, there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> reporter: let me bring in our cnn resident fashionista, alina cho. we also have josie standing next to me, a stylist and creative director for elle magazine. you always have the inside scoop, can we t
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Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
malia, but also for mr. and mrs. obama, who, like it or not, are going to have to preparing for someth else. the empty nest. >> big empty nest. that's for sure. it's amazing how they have grown up over the four years. >> when we see the pictures, they say the pictures are a thousand words. you see the little girls and now they're as tall as their mom. >> we were both commenting on the same thing yesterday. >> i wish the obamas only the best. enjoy these girls while they're still at home because you're right, pretty soon they will be off to college. >>> the eyes of the fashion world on the first lady, michelle obama, from her inaugural outfit to her gown for the balls to her choice for today's prayer service at the national cathedral. the first lady is getting high marks, rave reviews. cnn's alina cho takes a closer look. >> hey, wolf and kate, we all know by now that dressing first lady michelle obama for a high profile history-making event like the inauguration is a real game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest prize as we all know went to jason wu, the designer of
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Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> reporter: mrs. obama wasn't always a darling of the fashion world. she knocked our socks off wu the ivory one shoulder ball gown but in the early days of her husband's first term she was often more buttoned up, suits and separates soon gave way to sheets an those pearls. >> michelle really loves alexis jewelry. she still wears pearls. it's not just the twin set. she mixes things together an wears where vicinitiage belts. there are elements that are jackie o. but she has her own twist on everything. alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role, bold color, patterns, pointed toe flats and even neon nail polish. her gray nail polish was a big talker. >> she wear clothes with a metallic sheen. it just reflects the light an catches her skin in a beautiful way. that's another thing that's really smart. >> reporter: mrs. obama signature style has evolved into what she likes to call lady like with a twist. the look most often includes skirts and dresses that are circular,
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Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
words make a mockery of america's freedom. he sounded off over mr. obama's call for expanded background checks. >> he wants to put every private personal firearms transaction right under the thumb of the federal government. and he wants to keep all of those names in a massive federal registry. there's only two reasons for a federal list on gun owners, to either tax them or take them. the only reason. >> a missouri sheriff is defiantly pledging not to enforce any part of president obama's gun control plan that he thinks violates the constitution. he's even drafted a letters asking fellow law enforcement officers to do the same. he wants them to sign it and send it to the president. part of that letter reads any attempt to restrict the second amendment rights through the executive order is uncons city tulgsal and tantamount to an all out assault on the united states constitution. as osage county sheriff, i also took an oath to the constitution but unlike obama, i intend to uphold mine. they have september the letter to the white house. >>> meanwhile, on the other side of the gun debate a
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behind me, you can see over here the presidential limousine, the beast. once this service is over and we are told that it will be short and sweet, the beast is standing ready to whisk president obama and mrs. obama off to the capitol. >> brianna, thank you. let's go to jessica yellin. jessica, i understand you're learning some details about what the president will say. >> reporter: one insider insisted to me, wolf, that there is no challenge to be met today, no political test, but president obama considers this speech deeply meaningful, an important opportunity, a chance to reset the political conversation, and aides concede to me, it's no easy task. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: a second inaugural, a second chance for president barack obama. he used his first address to issue a grim warning about the coming economi
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
administration moving forward. >> mrs. obama will be -- will have the bible and then, you know, pull it out for her husband to put his hand on. >> bernice king took her father's bible from the enclosed case at the king center to bring to the president. she showed us the worn pages and her father's handwritten notes from 1954. >> i'm sure this travelled with him as he left montgomery. that's on a monday date. he would leave on monday. >> reporter: yes. >> and fly back to boston. he was studying and meditating. >> reporter: bernice king says the president's second term perhaps is even more important than the first. >> there's a lot of pain, there's a lot of hurt. >> reporter: absolutely. >> we went through a lot of tragedy last year. a lot of political divisiveness. and it's just time for that healing and reconciliation. and daddy's, you know, work represented that. >> reporter: king says she believes president obama in trying to reunite the country is striking the right tone. >> he could have after the election said, how do you like me now? you know what i'm saying? it's hard. i mean, some p
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Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
, mr. president. >> america's first black president used the lincoln bible in 2009. president obama has again chosen the lincoln bible as one of those he will use to take the oath of office for his second inauguration. >> in is the actual bible that president obama used in 2009? >> that's correct. >> and the same bible -- >> that abraham lincoln walked up to and put his hand on to swear in in 1861. >> it's kind of neat the sense of history doesn't it? >> it has an electricity to it. it really does carry the meaning of the moment. >> the moment repeated on monday when president obama places his hand on this small bible that carries more than its weight of history. now, president obama will actually use three different bibles as part of the inauguration events. on sunday for the official swearing in, he will use the robinson family bible. on monday then for the public inauguration, he will use the lincoln bible that you just saw and martin luther king jr.'s traveling bible. the man responsible for freeing the slaves who fought for the rights of african-americans is being used for the
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Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's an elitist hip prypocr. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's the ad. it's getting a lot of mileage out there on social media but a lot of people -- why bring the daughters, sasha and malia into this? >> it's not them specifically. >> you mention them specifically. >> we don't mention them specifically. we mention his kids and other kids. they are attending schools that have private security guards. we're not talking about the secret service. david gregory's kids go there, too. send their kids to schools where they have protection and then poo-poo the idea that the average american's children should have the same sort of protection. >> the white house press secretary jay carney, among other people, were very disappointed. they say, most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attacked a is pungent. >> they know the point. the elitist
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Jan 19, 2013 4:00am PST
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Jan 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
appropriate in her role. when have you ever said that a first lady looks hot? >> mrs. obama wasn't always a darling of the fashion world. sure, she knocked our socks off with that ivory ball grown. but in the early days of her husband's first term, she was often more buttoned up, suits and separates first game way to sheaths and those pearls ala jackie kennedy. >> she loves fashion forward jewelry, she still wears pearls and mix things 20g9. wear a cardigan, it's not just the twin set, she mixes things together. and wears it with a vintage belt, there are elements that are definitely feel jackie ochlgt, but she has completely her own twist on everything. >> reporter: alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role. bold colors, toe flats and neon nail polish. >> her nail polish was just a great talker as her tracy reese dress. >> she wears a lot of clothes that have metallic sheen on it, the lights are on her, and it reflects the light. and it looks -- catches her skin in a beaut
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
, mr. president. mrs. obama. i don't know if they see me. >> i don't think they saw me. maybe they did. i don't know. >> there were a lot of people. >> they were standing there. we stood up. there you were. you were down on the other side. >> i was down on the rolling flatbed truck with the rest of the media watching you and saying i thought i was making a ham out of myself. >> he wasn't saying anything to us at all. >> it goes to show you we'll stop at nothing, wolf, to get the story. >> exactly what wolf was thinking. >> it was great. >> historic day. a presidential inaugural is a highly, ly coreographed and well planned event. >> it is. >> reporter: it was a day that got off with a bang. not that bang, the bangs on michelle obama. >> and the bangs. let's not forget the bangs. >> reporter: it was also a day of odd couples. beyonce and jay-z rubbing shoulders with newt gingrich and calis calista. audio problems forced beyonce to pull out her ear piece, but she still nailed "the star-spangled banner." the president, oernd, blew one word. and no stumbling by sasha as she skipped and ran
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to be somewha
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Jan 18, 2013 2:00am PST
. during the inauguration last time. a lot of talk about mrs. obama and sasha, malia, what they are wearing. we don't know what they are wearing, but a lot being said about a new hair style sported by mrs. obama. >> that's right. yesterday was mrs. obama's 49th birthday and they tweeted a picture of mrs. obama with a new haircut. bangs now. we don't know what she is wearing, but what her hair looks like. we will see if it starts any trends. >> berman wants a full frontal of the bangs so he can see what they looked like. that was kind of a side-view. >> that's what i said. we'll get some views. >> all right. athena jones. thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> bangsgate. the latest scandal to hit washington. >>> stay with cnn for live coverage. and "either start" will be live from washington at 5:00 eastern. >>> today's best advice from a powerful republican in congress, coming up. >> later, breaking down lance armstrong's confession and explanation to oprah. soledad talking to betsey andreu, who testified that armstrong was doping. former cycling champion john eustice, and former
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Jan 19, 2013 6:30am PST
off balance and put us in a recession. while mr. obama might not necessarily be to blame, it would happen. we simply have to grow better. the style of leadership has changed and improved but where are the proposals to really get stuff done and get the economy jump-started ? i'm waiting to see that. >> peter morissey, annie, john, don't any of you move. we'll lay out the challenge, b jobs part of that challenge. getting people back to work. a quiz for you at home, how many jobs have been created since this president took office? a, 76,000, b, 276,000, c, 476,000 or d, 1.76 million? now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ ga
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Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls on a tradition that started in 2009 to open the exclusive events to every day americans, a ticket cost as little as $60. and got people access to an amazing lineup of entertainer. ♪ obama's on fire >> alicia keys tweaked a rendition of her popular song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ and stevie wonder brought down the house while jamie foxx serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with mana, winners of multiple grammys and latin grammys. so alex, let me ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know, obama and the democrats have the best option for the latinos. immigration reform is on the table. the dream act. so, y
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Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
. president. how you doing? hey, mr. president. mrs. obama. i don't know if they see me. >> i believe michelle is cheering yes, we can, as they walk past us. we'll see where they're heading. this is a unique thing even for you, wolf. >> i saw the first lady, there's the first lady over there. >> what's this like, wolf, what do you think? >> well, you know, we're spectators. we're tourists here in washington. >> here, sit down -- >> i think this is my blackberry interfering with this. >> it's okay, sit down. what do you make of this whole thing? >> hold on, hold on. >> okay. >> i got a lot of static. >> all right, we're back in business. there's the president right now. it's a little strange to see what was going on. look, this is history over here. >> the people deserve to see their president and it is so much better when they're walking -- >> he seems pretty happy. they're going to be walking into the white house and then they're going to go to the reviewing stand, kate, and enjoy the parade like all of us. >> if you were in political life and this doesn't make you happy, you really
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Jan 22, 2013 8:00am PST
think it's really important to always really think about the client and to me, i just had mrs. obama in mind. you couldn't really think about everything else that comes with it or else you would be so nervous or start second guessing yourself. my first image was red. i felt it was so confident. it's commanding and it's beautiful. >> yeah, i think ashleigh what people forget, here is a man who started designing for dolls, barbies? >> you're kidding. >> now he's designing for the first lady. >> tell me a little bit about the first lady. this happens to be a big conversation every time the lead story, apart from the wonderful inaugural festivities, is what does the first lady wear. the inaugural gowns, they are really spectacular pieces. >> they are, most certainly. >> can we see some of snem we put some historical ones together. >> there was the most famous one from four years ago, the jason wu gown, which as i mentioned goes into the smithsonian. is there right now. there you see, is that hillary clinton? >> hillary clinton. >> with sarah phillips. she was an arkansas designer. and there
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00pm PST
about but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama with those famous arms tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns, fitted at the waist and lots of color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit, but a piece of history too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> she dressed the first lady at the swearing in ceremony on inauguration morning. >> i didn't want to dress her for that evening of the ball. i wanted to do the inauguration? >> why. >> because that's the moment that the whole world is apart of. and the whole world was watching. >> which is why this time -- >> some people wanted to know. i thought, there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> reporter: let me bring in our cnn resident fashionista, alina cho. we also have josie standing next to me, a stylist and creative director for elle magazine. you always have the inside scoop, ca
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
. but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama, with those famous arms, tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns fitted at the waist and color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit but a piece of history too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling, the importance of the moment, i felt like betsy ross. >> reporter: this dediner gained fame after she dressed the first lady at the inauguration swearing in morning. >> i wanted to dot inauguration. >> why? >> because that's the moment that the whole world is a part of. and the whole world was watching. >> reporter: why this time. >> some people wanted to know are you going to be a part of it this time? there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift in what they do with it. >> reporter: and just so we're clear, for the inauguration the first lady will not be wearing clothes off the rack. we can pretty safely say these are made to measure, one-of-a-kind, cu
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
important to always really think about the client and to me i just had mrs. obama, you couldn't think about everything that comes with it, being so nervous or start second-guessing myself. my first image was red. i felt red was confident and it was, you know, it's commanding and beautiful and passionate and all of those things describe michelle obama to knme. >> this was the shocker of all shocks to the fashion world. i think everyone was thrilled that you got a shot four years ago. >> yes. >> but to have it happen twice, it's like lightning striking twice. >> it's really been, you know, of course it's incredible that the first lady decided to wear me again. i'm beyond honored and i'm beyond thrilled to have this opportunity and to be a part of american history in such a significant way, in my own little field, and you know, it's really, what is quite interesting is that, how the two of us have evolved over the last four years. i mean, the first lady has really evolved beautifully into her role and her style has really evolved and myself as well, and my own way, i as a designer have m
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Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
scare that emerged late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar gathering as iran, israel and eight arab countries hold crucial elections this year. >> in every one of them, a new form of right, far, far right is emerging as to change the balance of power. >> reporter: in his first term, barack obama said he was making the middle east peace process a priority, but middle east expert aaron david miller says don't get your hopes up for this term. >> the fact is if you -- if the administration tried to put mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu down together, right now, or in february, at the negotiating table, the gaps between them are so large that they simply cannot be bridged and t
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
furniture. but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama with those famous arms tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns. fitted at the waist and lots of color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit but a piece of history, too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling, the importance of the moment. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> reporter: designer isabel gained fame after the dressing the first lady on the swearing-in. >> i wanted to do the inauguration. >> reporter: why? >> because that's the moment that the whole world is a part of. and a whole world was watching. >> reporter: which is why this time -- >> some people wanted the know, are you a part of it this time? there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> and let me bring in our cnn resident fashionista alino cho and let's begin with you. you have the inside scoop. can we talk about what she was wearing the blue, the car
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama, with those famous arms, tends to favor strapless and one-shoulder gowns, fitted at the waist and one color. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit but a piece of history, too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling. the importance of the moment. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> reporter: this designer gained fame after she dressed the first lady at the swearing in c
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids. >> i'm sorry, beau. go ahead. finish your thought. >> any american and any law enforcement official would tell you that there's a rationale and a reason, unfortunately, why the president of the united states' children need the secret service around them. especially in the post-9/11 world that we unfortunately live in. so that's obvious, fairly apparent on its face. what that ad is just simply out of bounds. it demonstrates, quite frankly, them being somewhat out of touch. you know, as you heard my father say in the press that he had what he believed to be a constructive meeting with the members of the nra. i hope that we can get back to that kind of constructive discussion rather than leading with what appears to be a well-funded ad that takes on the president on an issue that is just clearly out of the bounds and out of line. >> all right. we're goi
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00am PST
book about mrs. obama's unique style. >>> the first lady, michelle obama is known for many, many things, very calm demeanor, her dedication to health and fitness, her fantastic and enviable arpgs and her style. >> and as she celebrated her 49th birthday this past week, she was shorting a new hair style. it is all about the bangs. the nation simply abuzz after this photo was posted on twitter. she also turned some heads in a stylish tracy reece dress. at the democratic national convention, i don't know what that means, but i can't wait to find out. what will she wear on inauguration day. >> and tracy reece is just a very, very fabulous designer. we want to talk a little bit more about michelle obama's book, with kate betts, she is in new york. we're sorry you're missing out on the festivities here. usually i know we get a minute about what the first lady is going to wear on inauguration day. but this time around, no one knows, right? >> she keeps us waiting until the last minute. i'm sure there's about 10 or 20 designers on pins and needles tonight or you know, kneeling down and s
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